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GlassBuild America 2011 Opens

September 13, 2011

Monday, Day 1

The Dow and GlassBuild America are Up!

GlassBuild America’s sold out show floor opened to a solid crowd of buyers today, Monday, September 12.  Industry innovation is alive and well and 393 companies—including 73 first-time exhibitors– in 1,230 booths are here to show it.

To recognize and reward that effort, attendees—who are eligible to win one of four $50 AMEX cards–are voting for “Best in Show Awards” for the first time.   Voting cards are being dropped off at booth #1015 or in the M3 Networking Lounge through Tuesday afternoon; winning exhibitors will be announced on Wednesday.

The core message delivered by Dr. Jeff Dietrich at the Sixth Annual Glazing Executives Forum: Embrace risk in the face of uncertainty.  “If you are waiting for certainty, you are going to be way behind and lose the game,” Dietrich told his audience.

American can-do spirit was in full swing at the Welcome Reception where 850 attendees and exhibitors mingled after the show closed its first day.   David Petratis, President & CEO of Quanex, kicked off the best-ever attended reception with a forceful and positive take on the future of the industry and America.

Up Next: Tuesday’s Window & Door Dealers Forum, the  first annual Architect’s Forum, Live Impact Demos and more stunning booths to visit and vote on.

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